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The Power of Thinking Differently: 12/27/13
It's confession time again. I have never been prompt about reading and posting reviews of ARCs and review copies. I am more inclined read library books or my own books than crank out pitched reviews. I've tried reviewing egalleys but that has become impossible due to a series of technology failures. We're all now sharing one reliable computer and I just can't hog the computer just to read (nor do i want to). Now I'm slowly getting back into taking printed ARCs (a very, VERY, limited number).
The Power of Thinking Differently by Javy W. Galindo falls into the category of "thought reviewed but not" from my first round of accepting ARCs (in the days before unemployment, library school, and part time employment). It's a shame too because I really loved the book. The book is one of those business improvement books that tries to get the reader to think "outside the box" to improve productivity and innovation.
The book uses allegory to drive home ideas. The author asks us to imagine an island where there are only pickles and doughnuts. Sounds pretty limiting, doesn't it? Through a series of exercises he shows just how much wiggle room such a narrowly realized scenario can actually have.